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Does My Home Need Duct Repair?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you use a forced air system to heat and cool your home in Maitland, then you have a ductwork system as well. It can be hard to be aware of your ductwork because it is typically located behind walls and above ceilings, but if your ductwork is faulty, you are definitely not getting the volume of air in your living spaces that you should. The indoor air quality experts from Certified Air Systems, Inc., offer duct repair services so that your ductwork is as efficient as possible. What kinds of signs can indicate the need for duct repair? Here are some of the more common ones. (more…)

Why Duct Repair Requires Professionals

Friday, March 20th, 2015

You probably don’t give much thought to the ductwork in your home because it remains hidden from your sight behind walls, in ceilings, and disguised in little-used rooms. This makes it easy to forget how important the ducts are for your comfort and the efficiency of your home’s heating and air conditioning. If the ducts sustain damage leading to air leaks, the drop in pressure inside the HVAC system will lead to poor airflow, hot and cold spots through the rooms, and a drastic spike in heating and cooling costs.

When you notice signs that the integrity of the ventilation system is compromised, you must rely professional duct repair to fix the problem. Give Certified Air Systems, Inc. a call, and our specialists will get on the job of handling the duct repair in Casselberry, FL that will restore your ventilation system to ideal condition.

The reason professionals are necessary for this job

Duct repair is not a do-it-yourself job. You can’t use duct tape to seal up leaks, and that’s not just because duct tape isn’t actually useful for this job. (It’s a long story, but basically the name duct tape is a misnomer.) You also aren’t able to access your ducts easily without creating other damage, and it’s difficult to locate leaks in the first place. You may have multiple leaks in your ducts, of which only one or two are visually obvious.

Duct repair professionals bring advanced technology and specialized equipment to the job. They use special gauges to locate where air is escaping from the ducts so they can pinpoint all the places where the ductwork requires repairs. To seal up breaks, gaps, and holes, they use mastic sealant or metallic tape (the “true” duct tape) that will make sure the air leaks stay sealed and won’t create additional airflow resistance. If the ducts have sustained serious damage, duct repair specialists can take care of the more difficult task of replacing entire sections of the ductwork.

You simply do not want to take chances of creating an inefficient ductwork system through amateur repair attempts. Your entire HVAC system depends on ductwork that is in the best shape possible. Let the professionals handle the job from the start, and you should experience few issues with your home’s ducts in the future.

Certified Air Systems, Inc. has helped Central Florida with comfort since 1993. For quality and comprehensive duct repair service in Casselberry, FL, make us your first call.

Signs That You Need Your Ducts Repaired

Friday, January 30th, 2015

When you notice a problem with the heating and air conditioning system in your home, you may assume the trouble lies within the unit itself. Reduced heating or cooling power is often attributed to leaky refrigerant, a faulty blower fan, or electrical trouble, among many other issues with the individual components. But if it takes your home a long time to cool down or heat up, the ducts may actually be to blame.

Unfortunately, ducts are prone to holes and cracks that may allow air to escape instead of making it into your home. Ducts are not always properly installed, to the extent that the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that, with the typical home HVAC unit, up to 30% of the energy used is lost in the ductwork. Repairing the ducts takes more than a few pieces of duct tape. In fact, standard duct tape will not work properly for duct repair and may even present a fire hazard.

It’s always best to call a professional for duct repair in Apopka like the friendly professionals at Certified Air Systems, Inc.

  • Hot or cold spots – Hot or cold spots around the home are often a sign that air is leaking through one area of the ductwork. Alternatively, it may be due to a kink in flexible ductwork, or even a collapsed section of duct that needs replacement.
  • High energy bills – If your energy bills are rather high, it means that it’s taking your HVAC unit far too long to heat or cool your home. Often, this is because of a leak that inhibits your system from efficiently conditioning the home, causing it to work much harder than it should.
  • Frequent repairs – When you seem to be making one repair on top of another, your system is working way too hard, and a leak in the air ducts may be responsible.
  • Old age – Finally, sometimes older ducts just need repair because they’ve gone unexamined for too long. If your ducts haven’t been checked out in 10 years or more, there’s a good chance that a leak is forcing you to pay more than you should on AC and heating.

Certified Air Systems, Inc. has qualified professionals who can help improve the efficiency of your home with comprehensive duct repair in Apopka. Call us today!